brainii

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About brainii

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    d
  • Toyota Model
    Auris 1.4 2007
  • Toyota Year
    2007
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    Other/NonUK

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  1. brainii

    more auris problems

    well, unfortunatelly, the left side is still leaking, nowhere near as bad as before though. Water must be coming in from a different path on the left side somehow, as I used the same technique / amount of silicone on both tail lights. Does any1 else have an improved fix?
  2. brainii

    more auris problems

    update on fixing that spare wheel holder. 30 Euro for a new one from Toyota? No Thanks. See here a 50 cent solution that works equally well. 1) Welded a hex bolt on top of the original screw (remember, plastic disintegrated) 2) Cut a metal joiner bar thingy to size (bought from a hardware store).
  3. brainii

    more auris problems

    thanks for the info. Well, we had some rain today, I was driving the car at the time, also parked it while it rained for like 30 minutes or so. Just checked the boot, dry as a bone. Hope problem is resolved.
  4. brainii

    more auris problems

    Ohh I was quite generous when applying silicone, I applied it all around the car body where it meets the light, and also all around the original seal and around the holes for the plastic snap-ons and the screws. It still hasn't rained so can't tell if it worked at all, we should get plenty of rain in the next couple of days so we'll update. Still, does any1 know what them rubber caps under the spare wheel are there for???
  5. brainii

    more auris problems

    Thanks Furtula, I know which rubber caps you mean. What is their actual use though? Wouldn't poking a hole through them change (whatever) their function is meant to be? Isn't the PETROL tank right under the boot???
  6. brainii

    more auris problems

    After fixing the flooded tail light last year (DIY), and after recently changing the leaky petrol pump (at the dealer cost 300+ Euro), I now found the following problems: Leak in boot. Attempted a DIY fix by removing both tail lights, silicone-ing the seals and reinstalling. We'll see how it holds, it's gonna rain on Sunday. Broken SPARE WHEEL SCREW HOLDER, plastic simply cracked/snapped and metal screw no longer is held by the plastic bit. Tried to drill it through but screw is too short that way. Attempted a DIY fix by using the original screw and some 0.25cm thickness metal plate - cut to size, should hold, I hand tigthened the screw but I don't know if I'll be able to unscrew it if I need to change the tyre and I'm away from the house/without a wrench, but more worried about safety (a friend got hit in the head by a loose spare tyre in an accident - spent a month in COMA and 3 months recovering)..
  7. brainii

    Pls help me identify this suspension? part

    mystery solved, sound was coming from worn REAR brake pads (indicator was rubbing). My new drop link from Ebay has a small slit on the top side of the rubber on one end, is this normal or is this a dodgy part (already installed)..
  8. brainii

    Pls help me identify this suspension? part

    sooo, sound came back, not only when braking but also when car is rolling (and sound changes, becomes more pronounced the faster it goes), but other times there is no sound. totally confused, I'm gonna avoid driving the car till the mechanics open on Monday..
  9. brainii

    Pls help me identify this suspension? part

    " Presume you looking for an estate car by the sounds of it. Pity cause you can pick up a 2011 Auris Hybrid for about £6.5k with lot less then 100k miles. 100k miles wouldnt bother me too much especially if it had Toyota service stamps. Engine probably only done 70k, the rest on battery. The mechanics of the engine/drive train seem pretty sturdy, just need to make sure the rest of the car is up to scratch ie brakes, suspension etc. And even if you are only doing 5k a year, having a hybrid is to me more then doing extra mpg, its about running thro villages especially with a clean exhaust emission. " I have no idea what you are on about there mate :) car was bought brand new from Toyota, now has only 62k km, wife drives it mostly from home to work. anyway, I just ordered 2 drop links off Ebay UK, to change in pairs ( I will keep the other side's one for spares) and because buying 2 was only 5 quid more! (the pair cost me 35 Euro total, brand new, but not original).
  10. brainii

    Pls help me identify this suspension? part

    ahh drop link, thanks for the replies.I will change it very soon, had an MOT couple of months ago and it was fine.. Brakes have plenty of thickness left, no idea why they were screeching, maybe a dog ****** on the wheel and dust collected or sthng like that? :) Those are KW V1's, had them installed 3 years ago or so.
  11. So, the other day i start the car and when it was moving and especially applying brakes, I was hearing a screeching noise (like pieces of metal rubbing) coming from the front right wheel area. After 10km or so of city/highway driving it went away, and came back (a lot less pronounced) when fully turning left. Now it's gone. But I checked in the wheel area and found a metal rod with a bearing which is leaking grease, see photos (see clearly 2nd picture, top of vertical rod). Is this an urgent/dangerous problem and what's that rod called? Thanks!
  12. brainii

    Rear brake and rear light issue

    me, as I bought the car new.
  13. brainii

    Rear brake and rear light issue

    well, I sure feel like a complete tard.. For whatever reason, the first time I opened the assembly, I failed to notice on the rear light assembly that besides the container with the 3 sockets/bulbs, there is another single bulb in it's own socket/container (the 3 bulbs are: reverse/fog, indicator, and rear lights, the single one is the rear brake light and the last one was just another burned bulb, replaced and fine now. So I had 2 burned, the rear light and the rear brake light, both on the RHS assembly, I guess they could have been there for a long time and I simply did not notice. So, problem solved, Toyota electrics still good (even though bulb's are not the highest quality.)
  14. brainii

    Rear brake and rear light issue

    very informative. I'll try these and post back! thanks
  15. brainii

    Rear brake and rear light issue

    hi thanks for the replies. The brake switch should be fine as the middle and left brake lights work fine. How do I check for failed earth? assuming there is no rust. sorry but I'm new in multimeter use.. I will also check for dimming